Lenexa, KS — Brenden Meek is the recipient of the International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) Distinguished Professors’ Scholarship and will receive $4,000 to help cover his tuition expenses for the 2021-22 academic year at Kansas State University.
The scholarship was presented last week at the Milling Science Club’s final meeting of the academic year in Manhattan, KS.
Brenden is a junior majoring in milling science and management with a minor in agribusiness.
In 2021, Brenden was a member of the Milling Science Club’s flour sales team and a Kansas State College of Agriculture Ambassador.
He was elected as head of the flour sales team for the upcoming academic year.
Brenden grew up on a livestock farm in Spring Hill, KS, where he had his own herd of beef cattle and helped managed his family’s larger herd.
He is expected to graduate in December 2022.
The IMEF Scholarship was established in 2008 and renamed the Distinguished Professors’ Scholarship in 2018 to recognize an outstanding legacy of milling science professors, including Doc Dale Eustace, Eugene Farrell, Arlin Ward, and John Wingfield, all of whom taught at Kansas State University.
The IMEF Scholarship program was established to support the education of undergraduates in the sciences of grain milling.
IMEF is the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM).
Established in 2003, IMEF solicits, manages, and distributes funds for educational programs related to the grain milling industry.